Weston, FL (November 9, 2018) Jonathan Burgess, Vice-President of The Spinnaker Group, has been selected by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) to receive a prestigious IWBI 2018 Leadership Recognition Award. Burgess joins select individuals from around the globe who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and outstanding leadership on behalf of WELL. The award acknowledges the breadth and scope of how Burgess and other award recipients have worked to enhance health and well-being through better buildings.
The IWBI awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Marshall’s Landing, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza #225, in Chicago, Illinois.
Jonathan Burgess, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, has long held a passion for sustainable buildings and communities. He has introduced the WELL Building Standard to hundreds of people across more than 20 architectural firms, conferences, expos and classrooms, helping build a community of understanding about health and wellness in the places we live, work and enjoy.
“Every part of our journey is fueled by our tireless and enthusiastic community,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “Each individual’s dedication and expertise has helped us impact more people in more places, and for that we could not be more thankful. We are extremely proud of Jonathan and the contributions of all the award winners to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives.”
In addition to his work tied to wellness, Burgess and The Spinnaker Group team have helped facilitate the delivery of more than 150 LEED Certified projects and more than 600 million sf of commissioned building space, underscoring the firm’s focus on construction of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Burgess has over a dozen years of experience in landscape architecture and design, and is a SITES Accredited Professional. He has LEED AP specialties in Neighborhood Development and Building Design + Construction. Jonathan is also a LEED Faculty and WELL Faculty member. With experience in site design, land planning and project management for major public and private developments covering practically all land use types, Burgess is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami’s prestigious School of Architecture, and a co-Founder and co-Facilitator of the Living Building Challenge: Florida Collaborative.
IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard, the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. This past year, IWBI launched WELL v2, the second iteration of the WELL Building Standard, and crossed notable milestones — reaching 200 million sf of projects, over 100 of which are now WELL Certified. Burgess and the other WELL Leadership Recognition Award winners have played an instrumental role in WELL’s progress through impactful engagement, feedback and support.
About The Spinnaker Group
As one of the most respected leaders in the green-building movement, the award-winning Spinnaker Group helps facilitate the delivery of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Using an integrated team approach with a diverse range of clients, the firm has more than 150 LEED Certified projects under their belt and more than 600 million sf of commissioned building space to their credit. In addition to LEED and sustainable consulting, Spinnaker does energy modeling, building commissioning, Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL … and more. Learn more at http://thespinnakergroupinc.com/.
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. The WELL Building Standard is focused exclusively on the ways that buildings and communities, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. The WELL v2 pilot is the recently launched version of its popular Standard, which will continue to be offered to the market, along with the WELL Community Standard pilot, a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. IWBI convenes and mobilizes the wellness community through management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere. Learn more at https://www.wellcertified.com/en.